Messenger problems: Affected by Offline mode

Windows Live Messenger is using the same Internet libraries as Internet Explorer, and thus also using the same connection settings. This means that if Internet Explorer is set to Work offline, Messenger will consider this and deny to sign in. To disable Internet Explorer Offline mode, try the following. Click

Messenger problems: Configuring your firewall

A lot of connection problems of all kinds will raise if you are using a firewall that does not allow Windows Live Messenger to connect to the MSN servers. Here are some key tips on which communication needs to be allowed and white-listed so that Messenger can sign in properly.

Messenger problems: Solving Messenger error 80072ee7

Are you trying to sign in to Messenger, but all you see is error code 80072ee7? Here’s a possible solution for you. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories. Right-click the entry Command Prompt, and choose Run as administrator from the appearing context menu. When Windows asks for your consent, click Continue.

How-to get your webcam working again in Messenger

You have a webcam, connect it to your computer, but Messenger doesn’t recognize it? There are several tips you might try out. Restart Messenger. The camera might appear now. Doesn’t work? Restart Windows, having the webcam plugged in (if external). Is the cable connected correctly? Look in “My Computer” (Windows